Kallos too fast at Flemington

Son of Medaglia d’Oro wins his second Stakes race down the straight course

Kallos again showed his liking for the Flemington straight track when the son of Medaglia d’Oro (USA) won the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap over 1000m on Saturday, 25 March.

A winner of the G2 Danehill Stakes in October 2021 at Flemington, Kallos lost form but bounced back to win at Flemington over 1000m earlier this month.

The James Cummings-trained four-year-old repeated the effort on Saturday when he came from midfield under jockey Ben Melham with a big sprint to beat The Bopper by 0.4 length.

A Very Fine Red was the same margin away in third place in a time of 57.19 seconds.

Kallos took his record to five wins and three placings from 15 starts for prize money and bonuses of $532,090.

The gelding is out the Exceed And Excel mare Calliope - who also has a three-year-old filly (The Muses) by Lonhro, a two-year-old Lonhro colt (Rhesus), and a weanling filly by Street Boss (US).

Calliope was covered by the Champion Two-Year-Old Pinatubo last September.

Medaglia d’Oro won eight races - including three at G1 level - and was placed seven times during his 17-start career.

The Darley stallion has now had 1,120 winners of 3,414 races worldwide worth more than A$244 million.

Medaglia d’Oro has sired 170 individual Stakes-race winners of 360 Stakes races and Kallos was his fifth Stakes race winner in the past month.

He has also sired 26 G1 winners while at stud.